- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four San Francisco city supervisors have joined the fight to pull Police Chief Greg Suhr from his job and launch a nationwide search for a new chief.

The move comes on the heels of intense protests and a 17-day hunger strike by five people calling for his ouster over racist text messages from officers and the fatal police shootings of four minority men in the past two years.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1s11fku ) Supervisors Jane Kim, David Campos, John Avalos and Eric Mar say they have lost faith in Suhr’s ability to reform the department.

Suhr has said he has no intention of leaving his post.

Suhr can only be fired by the mayor or the police commission.

On Tuesday, Lee reiterated his commitment to keeping Suhr as chief, saying to replace him would delay implementation of departmental reforms.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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